2019 Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France (750ml)
It’s a delicious and supple wine, all about sharing and conviviality, perfectly pairing with meat dishes in sauce or grilled meats. Its aromas make this Châteauneuf-du-Pape to tasters ranging from beginners to the most connoisseurs. In its youth, a deep crimson, ripe dark fruit, turning to spices. Smooth and persistent with aromatic fullness. This wine can be ageing as an old vintage. Its spicy ripe fruit aromas then turn to prune, licorice and black pepper compotes.
Ripe, sleek and captivating for its bright and forward display of cassis, cherry paste and boysenberry compote flavors. The finish is lined with red licorice and mulling spice accents, featuring a flash of roasted apple wood. This is for fans of the modern style. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Carignan, Counoise, Terret, Picpoul, Muscardin, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Clairette and Roussanne. Drink now through 2034.
- Wine Spectator, 93pts.
A big, dark Chateauneuf with plenty of earthy and smoky character. Solid structure, good depth and lively acidity on the full-bodied palate. Slightly rustic finish. Drink or hold.
- James Suckling, 90 pts.
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